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Running Rodent wrote (see)
Jus T - exactly what coarse advice did he give you? On second thoughts, don't answer that .
You know, between us we could make a fantastic comedy gag writing duo.
If Dick Emery were still alive
Emmy H wrote (see)
TP - I think you missed off: Eco trail de Brussels
Which one are you doing? Bit close to P-V but I could do the 30k, quick hop up on the Thalys perhaps?
Dirty Leeds Rob wrote (see)
Running Rodent wrote (see) Jus T - exactly what coarse advice did he give you? On second thoughts, don't answer that .
Oooh you are awful ..... ah is that my coat?
TartanPimpernel wrote (see)
If Dick Emery were still alive Oooh you are awful ..... ah is that my coat?
If Dick Emery were still alive
Hello Honky Tonk.
I'd forgotten that one. I'm afraid me in heels these days is very Emeryesque ...
Hello Nikki, what a brilliant first time, see you again next year?
Hotel Astrid. Stayed here twice. About 3 minutes from both the Arc and the finish along a quiet street. Rooms are relatively small and only have showers but are comfortable and have free wi-fi. Early breakfast available on marathon day. €96 per night if booked early and non-refundable, which includes a very good breakfast.
Just watched the videos of me running....much to the hilarity of my youngest daughter. I stuck my arms above my head as I ran over the line. I look short and incredibly squat. I don't remember there being so many people running in at the same time and I definitely didn't see the cheerleaders! I really went for it but look as though I am having a little jog
Oh and DV. 2014? Hell aye.
Just what I was thinking too. They say a dirty mind is a pleasure for life.... I'm blaming Mausey. She started it a couple of pages back. I'm still fairly blushing.
Brian O Riordan wrote (see)
Great time nikki
Totally agree, Nikki - fab time. Congratulations!
Brian - one of my memories at the pub: you, wandering in. Me: "How'd you get on?" You: "Ok." Me: "What time did you come home in?" You: "Ah, 2, uh, 58 I think." I don't think I've ever seen anyone that chilled about such a world-class time! What's next for you?
Scott the walker wrote (see)
My daughter has a cold , so been staying well away from her and taking heaps of vit c , Stayed in apartments during the stay so can't help with lists for hotels , But can recommend Airbnb for people wanting to self cater for a cheaper price than hotels
Scott -totally agree, I got my apartment this way too. It wasn't as good an experience as usual, but I've stayed in airbnb in NYC, Berlin, Woodstock and Brighton previously and the experience has been amazing and affordable.
OK - a couple of events for the Calendar
May 19th - Port Sunlight 10k
June 9th - Mersey Tunnel 10k
yer_maj wrote (see)
Ok I just read that as Doing Someone. You lot have corrupted me I haven't got a cold. Yet.
yeah, it was all our doing
Simon - Dan stayed there as well! they let him have a late check out till 3pm - free of charge
Hotel - I was at the Astrid too. I thought they were lovely - I went home on the Sunday so had checked out, but they opened up a room so I could shower afterwards. No kettle in the room - I brought my own for my 6am porridge.
For the List Fairy - I'm doing the Bupa 10k on 27 May too, and then the Cabbage Patch 10 on 20 October.
I'm a not sure for Paris next year - I fancy Berlin and am not sure I'm up to 2 marathons in a year!
Nic E wrote (see)
Hotel - I was at the Astrid too. I thought they were lovely - I went home on the Sunday so had checked out, but they opened up a room so I could shower afterwards. No kettle in the room - I brought my own for my 6am porridge. For the List Fairy - I'm doing the Bupa 10k on 27 May too, and then the Cabbage Patch 10 on 20 October. I'm a not sure for Paris next year - I fancy Berlin and am not sure I'm up to 2 marathons in a year!
didn't realise Nic. Did you have brakfast on Sat or Sun?
well everyone had me down as a bit of a winker
Nic E - i'm doing Bupa London and so is CarlD, we're meeting up for it - get in touch iof you want to meet for medal photocall / couple of post race pints nearer the time!
DLR - Both! I made the most of the great breakfast on Saturday morning, but only managed a very quick appearance on the Sunday - felt too nervous to manage more than a gulp of coffee and a half-hearted attempted to eat some bread.
Jimbob and CarlD - Would be great, thanks